"Tonight" is a single by American recording artist Jessica Sanchez featuring Ne-Yo, taken from Sanchez's debut studio album Me, You & the Music. It was written by Ne-Yo, Mikkel S. Eriksen and Tor E. Hermansen and was produced by StarGate. "Tonight" was released to digital retailer on March 22, 2013, following her debut live performance of the single on the Top 9 results show on the twelfth season of American Idol on March 21, 2013, as the lead single from Me, You & the Music. The song's accompanying music video was shot in downtown Los Angeles on March 1, 2013 with director Justin Francis and made its world premiere on Vevo on March 21, 2013.
Sanchez made her TV debut performance of "Tonight" with Ne-Yo on the Top 9 results show on the twelfth season of American Idol on March 21, 2013, and received a standing ovation from the judges following the performance. On March 22, 2013 just after the performance she made in Idol, Jessica Sanchez Gives First Online Performance Of “Tonight” At Yahoo!. and its in acoustic version. She performed her debut single "Tonight" in Young Hollywood. She also performed her single in CleverTV.
The song has received mixed to positive reviews from critics. A mixed review came from Grady Smith of EW.com saying that "The song is far better than Jessica's non-starter pop singles "Change Nothing," which she performed at last year's finale, and "Fairytale," which she debuted at a showcase last year. And it's light years ahead of the generic dance tracks released by The Voice's Jermaine Paul and The X-Factor's Melanie Amaro. "Tonight" actually sounds like it could fit right in on pop radio or blaring out of the speakers in a club. Here's the thing, though. I'm just not buying it — and that's because I still remember the Jessica Sanchez I got to know on Idol."  Meanwhile, a positive review came from Amy Sciaretto of PopCrush, "She was more Jennifer Lopez than Mariah Carey, to draw a comparison to the former and current judge's panel. That is, she was more about the show, the image and the dancing then she was about showcasing the diva voice. She positioned herself as a diva during her season but has completely switched gears … at least with her first single."